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Earth History Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The Earth was under continuous bombardment by meteorites and comets as it formed and continued to take shape. What was the significance of comets hitting the Earth during that time?

Question 2 2. What is a singularity?

Question 3 3. Mina is on Earth and is looking at the sun. Which layer of the sun is she able to see?

Question 4 4. The time period in Earth's history that saw the greatest increase in both the number and diversity of species is the:

Question 5 5. Into which of the following life cycles will our sun enter next?

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Question 6 6. What happens when the sun runs out of fuel?

Question 7 7. What are the main pieces of supporting evidence for the Big Bang theory?

Question 8 8. How many years ago did the sun form?

Question 9 9. When did the Big Bang theory first originate and with whom?

Question 10 10. At what time point in the Universe's history did all the forces in nature appear along with particles, neutrons, protons, and electrons?

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Question 11 11. When was our sun and Milky Way Galaxy formed?

Question 12 12. What happens in the core of the sun?

Question 13 13. Six billion years after the Big Bang, within galaxies, stars are born and die, often in enormous explosions called _____. The explosions of these stars distribute common elements, such as oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, calcium, and iron into space.

Question 14 14. How long after the Earth was formed did it take to achieve the state we recognize now?

Question 15 15. In which type of galaxy are the stars in random orbit instead of rotating?

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Question 16 16. What type of event separates the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras from one another in the Phanerozoic eon?

Question 17 17. The theory about the formation of the Moon that most scientists currently believe is _____ theory.

Question 18 18. Identify the layers of the sun from the outside in.

Question 19 19. What is happening in the sun's core?

Question 20 20. Which answer choice correctly orders the three major eons of Earth's history, from the oldest to the most recent?

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Question 21 21. Which type of galaxy do astronomers believe is very evolved?

Question 22 22. What does a red-shift prove?

Question 23 23. What are the three shapes galaxies take?

Question 24 24. Which theory states that the Earth and the Moon formed at the same time from the nebula?

Question 25 25. Where in the Milky Way galaxy is our solar system located?

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Question 26 26. Which one of the following theories proposes that the Moon was formed from part of the Earth?

Question 27 27. Identify the statement that is TRUE for the corona layer of the sun.

Question 28 28. What type of galaxy is shown in this picture?

Question 29 29. Which answer choice accurately describes the capture and condensation theories about the origin of the Moon?

Question 30 30. How long ago did the Big Bang occur?

Earth History Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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